Have you listened to the Podcast from Child’s Voice staff called “All Ears”? The staff host a variety of guests from the deaf/hard of hearing world on topics ranging from sign language to theory of mind to self-advocacy to communication modes. Transcripts are provided on the website so you can read along while you listen.
The most recent podcast features an alumna of the school who is a junior in college. She describes her transition to college along with her accommodations and how she advocates for them with her professors. After hearing it, I thought it would be great to listen to and read with my high school student who is a junior and sometimes reluctant to speak up for himself. Some ways we could use this are:
- Make a list of the accommodations that she used in high school and the ones that she currently uses in college to compare and contrast them.
- Compare and contrast how she got her accommodations in high school vs. college.
- What 3 things does she advise students with hearing loss to do when they go to college?
This is a great self-advocacy activity!